Rheinischer Verein of Milwaukee

​​​Current Events

All events are subject to change due to the COVID19. If we cancel an event or meeting, it is for the best interest of our members and the community. 

Please stay safe.


Radio

  • Continental Showcase with Bob Ziebenbein on Joy 1340am
    • First Saturday of the month. Rheinischer Verein has a radio spot from 1:45–2:00 p.m. Let your friends know and enjoy some nice music!


Meetings:

  • Board Meeting:
    • Sunday, April 19th, Annual Meeting at 1pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Sunday, May 17th, 1pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
  • ​General Meeting:
    • Sunday, April 19th, at 2pm and Annual Meeting at 3pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Sunday, May 17th 2pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus


Our Events: Pre-order tickets for our events here.​​

  • Kameradshaft Evening
      • ​Sunday, April 19th 
      • More information to come!
    • German Fest 2020!
      • Friday - Sunday, July 24, 25, and 26
      • 40 Year Tradition!
      • Contact us to see how you can volunteer for this epic event that you won't want to miss! If you are a college student, you can even be entered into a scholarship drawing! Plus you get free parking, free admission, and food vouchers for the day you volunteer!
        • ​Those over 21 can help serve Beer and Wine at several bars throughout the fest.  
        • Volunteer in the Culture Tent where you can help educate the different cultures throughout Germany and the various Milwaukee German clubs
        • Volunteer with the Entertainment Office where you can either chill in the AC in the office or meet and drive some bands from one stage to another.
    • Opening of Karneval Season 11/11/2020
      • ​More details to come on where to celebrate with us!


    Events below in Red are canceled. 

    Events in Green below have changed the date with the new date listed.


    Other German Culture Events​​​​​​​​  

    • Lindenwood Community Center Benefit
      • ​Friday, April 13th
      • Location: Circle B Recreation Hall at 6261 Highway 60, Cedarburg
      • Doors open at 5:30pm. Dinner served from 6 to 7pm. Dinner includes baked fish, beef tips, baked chicken, and oven-roasted pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, spaetzle, corn, green beans, 7 Layersalad, fruit, pasta salad, cucumber salad, raw veggies and dip, rolls, butter, coffee, and milk. Homemade desserts are extra
        • ​Catering by Dave Salkowski
      • Entertainment by Alte Kameraden, Pommerscher Verein Freistadt, Pommersche Tanzdeel Freistadt, and Lindenwood 4H Club
      • Dinner tickets are$20 for adults, Children 4 to 12 are $8
      • If you want to come just for the entertainment after 6:30pm, tickets will be $5
      • Tickets available from sponsors and members or call 262-292-8200 by Monday, May 30. You can email your reservation to pommerndanz@hotmail.com. Make checks payable to "FHF"
    • Group Trivia Hosted by UDoM​
      • ​Saturday, April 15th
      • Location: Schwabenhof
      • Join this great night of fun, friendship, and trivia! See our Registration form on our website: https://bit.ly/30jOa8w 
      • 5pm Registration/Table set-up begins. 6pm Trivia Game Starts
        • Feel free to bring your own table snacks. NO alcohol carry-ins.
      • How does it work? $100 per Team entry (Up to 10 people) OR $15 per single individual. Entry includes FREE pitcher of beer or soda (1 pitcher for every 4 players on a team)
      • Compete in a 2 half, 9 round game of trivia. Large gift baskets awarded for top 3 teams! Prize for best team table decor (BE CREATIVE!) Prizes for all players! 50/50 Raffle! Proceeds from this event will go toward costumes, travel expenses, and group needs for the UDoM Kinder and Kultur groups. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful group of members who enjoy sharing the Donauschwaben culture with the public through dance, song and German language.
      • Questions? Call 262-510-8556 or email udomkinder@gmail.com
    • DANK Milwaukee's Fruehlingsfest
      • ​Saturday, April 18th
      • Location: Schwabenhof
      • Doors open at4:30m. The evening will begin with a short concert performance at 5:30pm by the DANK Chor and the Schwaben Maennerchor followed by music for dancing by Edelweiss. The DANK Folk Dancers will perform during a band break. There will be door prizes, gift raffle, and a 50-50 raffle. Food, coffee, and desserts will be available for purchase. THis is an indoor event.
      • Admission is $10. Students under 18 are $5. Active military with ID are free. DANK Members are $5. 
      • The event is DANK Milwaukee's fundraiser with proceeds going to support German education programs. For table reservations for groups of 8 or more, please contact Julie Seidlitz at 414-399-7702
    • BGTV D'Lustigen Holzhacker Baum
    • Spielmanzug's Bockbierfest
      • Saturday, April 25th
      • Location: Hart Park Pavillion ​7300 W. Chestnut Street, Wauwatosa
      • Doors open at 5pm, Music by The Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band. Come eat, drink, dance and have fun!
    • Maiball hosted by United Donauschwaben Milwaukee
      • Saturday, May 9th
      • Location: Schwabenhof
      • The Jugendgruppe cordially invites you to their traditional spring dance! Our youth dancers wear their best formal wear and deliver an elegant performance after crowning the new May Prince and Princess. Cocktail attire suggested.
      • Doors open at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm. Dinner will consist of Schnitzel, Hungarian Bratwurst, Potatoes and Gravy, Coleslaw, Bread and Butter, and Homemade Desserts. The Jugend will perform at 7:15, Music by Alpine Blast will start at 7:45pm.
      • Admission is $25 for non-members, $20 for UDoM Members, 12 and under will be $15. ​For ticket reservations, please contact Karen Schmieder at 262-547-1347
    • Maifest 2020
      • ​Friday - Sunday. May 15th to 17th
      • New Dates: Friday - Sunday, August 21st to 23rd
      • More information on their website and below!
    • 45th Annual Pommerntag
      • Sunday, June 28th from noon to 5:30pm
      • ​Location: Mequon's Rotary Park at 4100 W Highland Rd
      • "Pomeranian Day" a festival of Norther German Heritage. Alte Kameraden Band, Pommersche Tanzdeel Freistadt, Polka Joel Kiekhaefer. Handicap accessible. Genealogy research, ethnic food and drink, cultural exhibits, and a gift store.
      • Free admission!
    • German Fest 2020!
      • Friday - Sunday, July 24th, 25th, and 26th
      • 40 Year Tradition!
      • Contact us to see how you can volunteer for this epic event that you won't want to miss!
    • German American Day at Carl Schultz Park
      • Possibly Sunday, August 9th???  
      • Location: Carl Schultz Park
    • Maifest 2020
      • New Dates: Friday - Sunday, August 21st to 23rd
      • Location: Friendenfeld Park
      • Mai Fest is packed full of authentic German cuisine, beverages, entertainment, and live performances. 
      • Sheepshead tournament Saturday and Sunday noon to 4pm
        Vendor & Craft Fair on Sunday noon to 4pm

      • More information on their website
    • Chicago German-American Oktoberfest
      • ​September 11th, 12th, and 13th
        • Friday, September 11 from 5pm to 11pm. Opening ceremony at 8pm
        • Saturday, September 12 from Noon to 11pm. Parade at 2pm. 
        • Sunday, September 13 from Noon to 10pm. German Mass Service starts at 11am. 
      • Free admission. German hospitality in two large tents. Good food, beer, and wine served every day. Three bands playing for your entertainment. 
    • New York Stueben Day Parade
      • Saturday, September 19th  
    • Waukesha Oktoberfest
      • ​Saturday, September 26th
      • Location: Waukesha Frame Park
      • More details to come
    • German / American Day
      • Sunday, October 4th
      • More details to come!
    • 75th Anniversary & Kirchweih Celebration
      • October 18th
      • Location: Schwabenhof
      • More details to come!
    • Spielmanzug Milwaukee Crowning
      • ​​Saturday, November 7th
      • More information to come!
    • Chicago Rheinischer Verein Opening of Karneval
      • ​Saturday, November 11th
      • More information to come!
    • Holiday Folk Fair
      • ​Friday - Sunday, November 20-22
      • Location: State Fair Park
      • Come out and celebrate the different cultures that make this nation great. Try some new food, and maybe even learn a new dance!
    • Minnesota Spielmannzug Crowning
      • ​Saturday, November 21st
      • More details to come!
    • Krampusnacht
      • ​Saturday, December 5th
      • If you are good, there is nothing to be worried about...were you good? Otherwise, be prepared for Krampus to come knocking on your door!
      • More details to come!
    • Muller Bummel Tour
      • ​Saturday, January 9th. 
      • Somehow the Muller's always seem to find a way out un-supervised. Come watch as they are let loose on the town and perform several centuries-old tradition. 
    • GAMGA 2021
      • Thursday, January 14, 2021, through Sunday, January 17, 2021
      • More details to come!
    • Chicago Rheinischer Verein Grand Maskenball
      • ​Saturday, February 13th, 2021
      • More details to come
    • Chicago Reheinischer Verein Rosenmontag
      • ​Monday, February 15th, 2021
      • More details to come.